Magic Bond Instructions


The beauty of milk paint is that it's simple to achieve a time-worn, vintage look that replicates the beauty of a piece that's been around for years.  The natural, distressed finish with loss of paint (what we refer to as "chippy" is a natural result of milk paint, due to the lack of synthetic additives such as polymers.

Sometimes the look you will want to achieve will be more uniform (no chippiness to the paint and either no distressing or light distressing).  If this is the finish you're aiming for, use Junkyard Goddess Magic Bond.  Magic Bond will improve the adherence of milk paint, especially on "slick" surfaces such as glass, enamel, metal, oil or latex paint, varnished, shellacked or polyurethaned surfaces, and many plastics.  If applying milk paint to raw, unfinished wood, however, Magic Bond isn't necessary, because the paint adheres well in this case.

Junkyard Goddess Magic Bond


  1. Thoroughly clean the surface to be painted. Glossy surfaces should be sanded slightly to improve performance.

  2. Combine two parts mixed paint with one part Magic Bond. Mix well. Apply to surface just as you would the milk paint alone. 

  3. Allow two full hours between coats to dry. (Colder rooms may require longer dry time.) The final coat of paint does not require Magic Bond. However, the painted surface will be even more durable if it is used on the final coat.  We suggest experimenting to discover the finish you prefer. 

  4. Clean up is easy with water.

  5. Be sure to store Junkyard Goddess Magic Bond at room temperature, with lid tightly closed. Do not allow to freeze.

Junkyard Goddess Magic Bond is not recommended to use alone as a top coat or sealer. 

Excellent for use on decoupage projects, when a vintage look is the desired result. (You won't apply a top coat, so it will be easy to distress with light sanding).